Parks & Nature in Bonita Springs

Nestled between Naples and Fort Myers alongside white-sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, Bonita Springs is home to a cornucopia of natural wonders, including flora, fauna, wildlife, and water features.

Discover Lovers Key State Park, a popular destination for kayaking, and the perfect spot to spend an afternoon beachcombing and bird watching. Composed of four barrier islands, Lovers Key offers opportunities to marvel at manatees and dolphins in their natural habitat.

At Barefoot Beach Preserve Park, 342 acres of natural habitat is home to nesting sea turtles in the summer, as well as the protected gopher tortoise and a myriad of other creatures. Here, visitors can take in a nature program from one of the parks rangers, or simply enjoy a picnic while listening to the lapping waves.

Take in the exotic sights and sounds of Everglades Wonder Gardens, where orchids, parrots, and reptiles await. These natural wetlands are a protected area where you can take a leisurely stroll along a boardwalk trail and climb the observation tower to view the native wildlife all around.

The Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge was established for the protection of the Florida Panther in their natural habitat. Explore two hiking trails that reveal a variety of vegetation, native birds, wildlife, and curious animal tracks along the trails. Bring your camera and put your photography skills on display, as nature awaits your sharp eye.

Head downtown to Bonita Springs Riverside Park, where a picnic is the perfect complement to a day of relaxation. For a bit of light exercise, consider renting a bicycle or kayak. Perhaps your visit will be timed just right to enjoy one of the many weekly musical events or festivals held in the park throughout the year, complete with wine, beer, and food vendors.

From dolphin watching eco-tours to panthers and manatees, as well as access to our own private island, when you stay with us at Hyatt Residence Club Bonita Springs, Coconut Plantation, the beauty and wonders of Florida nature are at your doorstep. the joys and wonders of nature and the world around us are at your doorstep.